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  • Q&A: Where traditional craft meets modern lifestyle

    Updated: Feb, 21, 201706:30 AM

    Dastkar Andhra Marketing Association (DAMA)’s annual summer exhibition will be held from February 22 to 25 at the CP Art Centre. Latha Tummuru of the organisation that has been marketing handwoven...
    Q&A: Where traditional craft meets modern lifestyle
    Tell us about the collection The exhibition includes sarees, yardage and dupattas. The patterns used are also traditional kalamkari designs — large floral motifs and the scales and proportions are unique to this kind of printing. The colours used are also natural dyes like red, yellow, green and black.Kalamkari on khadi sounds unique. Has it been conceptualised to sync with the government’s effort to promote khadi? Our association’s focus is handloom, apart from hand block printing. Kalamkari, much before the shift in looms, was done on khadi — this is the original tradition. We have tried to present that in this exhibition. Many have moved on to power-loom, but we have stuck to handloom. Has awareness on handloom improved? In the last few years, there has been awareness. However, the two main factors are price and maintenance. Let’s move...
  • Young designers go 'desi' with inspirations Young designers go 'desi' with inspirations
    Updated: Feb, 20, 201701:00 PM

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  • Jeetendra, Arbaaz to walk ramp for charity show Jeetendra, Arbaaz to walk ramp for charity show
    Updated: Feb, 19, 201704:17 PM

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    Updated: Feb, 18, 201705:00 PM

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  • Honour to represent Indian fashion: Rocky S Honour to represent Indian fashion: Rocky S
    Updated: Feb, 17, 201702:49 PM

    Popular fashion designer Rocky Star, who will showcase his Autumn Winter 2017 collection at the London Fashion Week on Friday, says it's always an honour to represent Indian fashion on a global...

  • Experiment with fabrics, cuts for a modern wardrobe Experiment with fabrics, cuts for a modern wardrobe
    Updated: Feb, 16, 201707:30 AM

    Many Indian designers are exploring the depths of contemporary apparel for inspiration and creating their own style to make it perfect for millennial. From experimenting with fabrics and prints to...

  • Designer Rohit Bal on expansion drive Designer Rohit Bal on expansion drive
    Updated: Feb, 16, 201706:45 AM

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  • African-American model with albinism redefines beauty African-American model with albinism redefines beauty
    Updated: Feb, 15, 201707:00 AM

    Diandra Forrest, who became the first female albino African-American model to sign with major modelling agencies, is breaking stereotypical standards of beauty.

  • Get your shoes right for the perfect occasion Get your shoes right for the perfect occasion
    Updated: Feb, 14, 201705:41 PM

    If you are planning a lunch date or gearing up for official meetings, make sure your shoes are just right as footwear is an important factor in making or breaking an impression.

  • India-born Badiani to showcase at New York Fashion Week India-born Badiani to showcase at New York Fashion Week
    Updated: Feb, 13, 201712:42 PM

    India-born US-based designer Premal Badiani will showcase Indian fashion at New York Fashion Week. She says it could open an avenue for Indian textile makers.